Man arrested for sex act with 3-year-old girl

- A registered sex offender has been arrested after his girlfriend reportedly caught him performing a sex act on her 3-year-old daughter.

St. Pete police say they received the call around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, after the woman said she walked into her daughter’s bedroom and caught her boyfriend, 50-year-old Bernard Jones, in the act.

Detectives say she yelled for her teenage son, who then came into the room and wrestled Jones to the ground.

Jones reportedly bit the teen and then took off, but police say they found him at a nearby home in the 1700 block of 41st Street South.

He was apprehended and placed under arrest for capital sexual battery, lewd and lascivious molestation on a child under 12, and aggravated battery.

According to police, Jones is already registered as a sex offender after an incident that took place with a minor under 12 in the Miami-Dade area.
 

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